In case you were away from your computer this weekend, we’ve compiled 9 of the top stories published over the past two days on Indiewire and our blog network. Below find box office reports, awards news, “Dragon Tattoo” controversy and more.
Box Office: Steve McQueen’s “Shame Scores In First Weekend
Steve McQueen’s “Shame” debuted on 10 screens this weekend for Fox Searchlight and according to estimates the results were far from shameful.
Peter Jackson Announces a New West Memphis Three Doc
Longtime West Memphis Three supporter Peter Jackson has announced the completion of a new documentary, “West of Memphis,” about the fight to prevent the trio from being executed by the state of Arkansas.
“Tyrannosaur” Leads British Independent Film Award Winners
The 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Award were announced tonight at Old Billingsgate in London, England.
2012 Golden Globe Award Predictions
The Golden Globes tend to somewhat unpredictable in an embarrassing kind of way, particularly in the “musical or comedy” categories (where last year they infamously nominated Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp for the critical and commercial disaster “The Tourist”).
“Melancholia” Lauded at European Film Awards
Cold and rainy weather, rogue planets and the European monetary crisis managed not to cast too dark a pall over the 24th European Film Awards which took place December 3 in Berlin.
New York’s Landmark Sunshine Offers Free Entry to NC-17 “Shame.” Must Be in Diapers.
Landmark Sunshine has found a creative promotion for Steve McQueen’s “Shame:” The theater is screening the Michael Fassbender sex addiction flick as part of its weekly “Rattles & Reels” film screening series.
Sony, Rudin Fight Back Against the New Yorker for Breaking “Dragon” Embargo
Scott Rudin is pissed. And so is Sony. They feel strongly that the New York Film Critics Circle made a deal with them to honor a worldwide December 13 review embargo on David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which opens December 21.
Weekend Box Office: “Twilight” and “Muppets” Hold Top Spots
A post-Thanksgiving hangover held sway at the sluggish weekend box office as most films saw steep percentage drops. The total gross for all films was an estimated $82 million, down some 5% from the comparable frame last year, when Disney’s “Tangled” topped the charts with $21.6 million in its second week.